Alberton road resurfacing project now completed

A two-year road resurfacing project in Alberton Township is now completed—thanks in part to a $200,000 grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.
A total of 13 km of gravel roads just west of Fort Frances now are sporting a durable new look as a result of the efforts of Alberton council and a Toronto-based construction company.
MSO Construction of Rexdale already had completed more than five km of township roads last year.
Another 7.7 km was completed this year, including Stewart Road, Bone Road, and a 1.6-km stretch of Ducharme Road. Yesterday, the one-km section of Pihulak Road was graded and received the first of three coats of tar and gravel.
Pihulak Road was reopened to motorists this morning.
Now that all the work is complete, local residents will find summer and winter driving a much less dusty and slippery adventure.
Alberton road superintendent Larry George said yesterday the project was a worthwhile investment since future maintenance costs will be substantially reduced while road safety also will be enhanced.
Alberton Reeve John Milling, along with Couns. Mike Ford, Bill Morrison, and Doug Mitchell, as well as administrative assistant Beth Hogue and township clerk Dawn Hayes, all were on hand to witness the work on the last stretch of road.
Coun. Mitchell said the new surface should be good for three-five years before it will have to be redone.